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    • Ted Wiands oral history interview

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    • Retired IBMer. Manager, Manufacturing Engineering. Ted joined IBM in 1952 having previously been in the Korean War after joining the Navy. Ted attended a tool and dye making school in Poughkeepsie (the requirement was for 6400 hours which came to...
    • Bob Winrow oral history interview

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    • Retired IBMer. BA in Mechanical Engineering in 1955. Started working in IBM Poughkeepsie. Bob moved to Kingston in 1957 as an Engineer to work in a small building on North Front Street next to an Italian restaurant. He found housing in Kingston...
    • View from Soldiers' Monument, West Point, N. Y.

    • Postcards; Military academies; Military facilities; Monuments; Monuments & memorials;
    • A woman standing at the monument and looking out over the Hudson River. This is the Battle Monument. Perhaps the most prominent and majestic monument at the Academy is the Battle Monument. It was dedicated in 1897 "in memory of the officers and...
    • Battle Monument, West Point, N. Y.

    • Postcards; Military academies; Military facilities; Monuments;
    • Looking up at Battle Monument from the base, seven sphere surround the monument. It was dedicated in 1897 "in memory of the officers and men of the American Army who fell in battle," specifically the Regular Army casualties of the North during the...
    • Unit 02-Importance of Community, Church and Education

    • Religion; Community centers; Baptist churches; Religious facilities; Immigrants; Education
    • Mr Dodds talks about the church in his neighborhood as being a positive example/force on the immigrant children in the neighbohood. It was a place of socialization for recent immigrants and their families. His family was very involved with the...
    • Unit 04-WWII (continued)

    • Military organizations; Military life; Military Personnel; Military mobilizations; War; Battleships; Veterans; Soldiers; Depressions; Social aspects;
    • His batallion moved around from one location to another. One battalion was on a ship called the "Lou Gehrig." He remembers seeing Lou Gehrig around town in New Rochelle. Lou Gehrig was invited to be an honored guest of Camp Scattico, the summer...
    • Retaining walls on the Storm King Highway, Orange County, NY

    • Retaining walls; Roads; Views; Postcards;
    • A beautifully colored postcard folder depicts the Storm King Highway, which was built between West Point and Cornwall, NY, in the 1920s. The road was cut into the side of Storm King Mountain, high above the Hudson River. From below, the extensive...
    • Bear Mountain Bridge construction

    • Bridges; Bridge construction;
    • The building of the Bear Mountain Bridge was quite a engineering feat. Here the cables joining the east and west towers are made into foot bridges, enabling the workmen to walk to the construction area.
    • Wilcox and Gibbs' engineering department

    • Engineers; Engineering; Sewing machine industry;
    • The engineering department of Wilcox and Gibbs was housed on the building's fourth floor. Draftsmen, engineers and model makers labored here to design the machine parts.
    • Advertisement featuring the Tappan Zee Bridge piers

    • Bridges; Bridge construction; Advertisements;
    • This Bethlehem Steel advertisement in the January 1957 issue of "Civil Engineering" describes how steel sheet piling and steel H-piles were used in the construction of the Tappan Zee bridge. The caption under the picture of the bridge from water...
    • Boat plaque, Nyack, NY

    • Plaques; Boat & ship companies;
    • This metal plaque was once attached to a boat. It is inscribed "Built by International Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Corporation, Nyack, New York, U. .S. A." The company is listed in the 1927 Rockland County Red Book as a boatbuilder in Upper...
    • Fred Lavis

    • People;
    • This is a black and white photograph of Fred Lavis, mayor of Scarsdale from 1931 to 1933. Quote from "Scarsdale" by Harry Hansen: "Fred Lavis was a railway construction engineer, born in Torquay, Devon, England, January 8, 1871. He came to the...

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